ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2021
United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In 2021, over 25,000 young leaders on 2,000+ campuses across 153 nations applied to join the Class of 2021. 136 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 2,000+ Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2021 is bold, innovative, and inclusive.
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT BERACAH MAY NYANG'OR, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
Strathmore University | Nairobi, Kenya | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 6
" My work is driven by my empathy, particularly towards children . Children are a integral part of their society, which means that their health as well, is integral to, not only their well-being, but also societal well-being. For this reason, my work is focused on shining a light on and bringing awareness to childhood cancer in my country and offering financial and emotional support to these children and their guradians. I believe that the Millennium Fellowship will allow me to foster meaningful connections that will allow me to fine-tune my work to have a greater impact, as well as allow me to develop and enhance the skills that I need to take my work to the next level. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Smiles For Children (SFC)
Smiles for Children foundation (SFC) , is a project that aims at raising awareness on childhood cancer and bringing joy to children suffering from cancer. Hospice Care Kenya reports that only 1% of children with cancer in Kenya have access to appropriate palliative care. This, unfortunately, means that a large majority of children with cancer die in pain and isolation. This is the inspiration behind our foundation which, through the ward adoption projects at the Kenyatta National Hospital, visits the children and offers support in many ways including both emotional and financial support.
About the Millennium Fellow
Beracah is a smart, driven and enthusiastic final year Financial Engineering student at Strathmore University, Kenya. She is also highly interested in data, and how the stories that can be derived from data can make the world a better place. Aside from that, Beracah has , since she was young, enjoyed involving herself in numerous community projects , which have impacted and shaped her into who she is today. From visiting children's and nursing homes, to visiting children's wards, to volunteering at schools that offer an inclusive education, she has learnt the importance of giving back to society, and hopes that her future career will be molded around this purpose.